One of the things I love about this chapter is that it relates to something I feel very strongly about. It does so in a way that is lighthearted, as everything is addressed in this book (you may have noticed), and easy to digest.
Plain and simple…people view the world differently. From their own perspectives. That perspective is based on everything from where you are standing when observing, to the culmination of your life experiences influencing how you may see what is in front of you. A supervisor once told me that perception is reality. Nothing, and I mean nothing, could be farther from the truth.
Perception is merely the process by which people translate sensory impressions into a coherent and unified view of the world around them.
This definition being borrowed from a business dictionary reflects an accuracy required to understand more effectively. As a result of this definition we can always take a new view of our surroundings and perhaps, by removing some of our own foregone conclusions, see the world anew. And maybe, just maybe we can then start to change the world for ourselves and our children into a better place
In this chapter titled ‘It’s all in how you look at things’, we will meet a young man that grows just a little differently than the rest of us. For him, it seems perfectly normal as we learn more about him. The effect does affect how he sees things. Apparently, he has given this a lot of thought as he’s not shy in the telling. I’m sure you’ll get a kick out of Alec Bings…if you can reach that high.